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Antarctic find raises alien lifeform hopes
Antarctic find raises alien lifeform hopes

Researchers established that tiny life forms were thriving in a lake beneath 800 metres of pack ice, despite not seening…

Stunning space panorama

A photographer has captured a stunning panorama image of the Milky Way on a clear, starry night. Amit Kamble, who is also…

'Supermoon' rises in New Zealand skies

Skygazers are hoping for a break in the clouds tonight for a glimpse of the 'supermoon'.

Kiwi-made rocket shatters record

A New Zealand-built rocket has shattered an altitude record after reaching speeds in excess of 2000 km an hour.

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Dash Camera: Biker lands on roof video Dash Camera: Biker lands on roof

With over three million views in three days this Russian…

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'Super-duper' moon to show in NZ skies
'Super-duper' moon to show in NZ skies

A "super-duper" full moon that is bigger and brighter than any other moon this year will appear in the sky on Monday morning…

Comet finally joined by space probe
Comet finally joined by space probe

An unmanned probe swung alongside a comet this week after a 6.4-billion kilometre chase through outer space over the course…

Pluto's orbit precisely measured
Pluto's orbit precisely measured

Scientists using a high-powered telescope in Chile have been able to measure Pluto's orbit precisely, to help with navigation…

Historic rendezvous between comet, space probe
Historic rendezvous between comet, space probe

European scientists were preparing for a historic rendezvous on Wednesday between a comet and a space probe after a 10-year…

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Space fans 'ride along' for comet hunt'
Space fans 'ride along' for comet hunt'

Space enthusiasts have won a battle to force the authorities to release images from a spacecraft's decade-long…

Kiwi help in historic space hook-up

Kiwi-developed technology will assist a historic hook-up when a spacecraft makes its long-awaited date with a comet next…

Round Moon? Time to think again

The Moon has a slight lemon shape, rather than being a nice sphere. Astronomers have now explained it, saying the Earth…

Big lift for Kiwi rocket firm

The New Zealand aerospace firm planning to launch a rocket to carry satellites into low earth orbit for a fraction of the…

SpaceX slow to break into military satellite launches
SpaceX slow to break into military satellite launches

Things aren't going as smoothly as SpaceX might hope in its quest to secure the US Military as a client…

Nasa rover breaks distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more kilometres on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another…

NZ to get its own space programme

NZ is joining the space race, with Rocket Lab building a world-first launch vehicle in Auckland to make it cheaper to send…

Russian geckos going at it in space despite glitches

An orbital sex mission by five Russian geckos has gone from lust in space to lost in space.

Lizard 'sex satellite' lost in space

At this very moment, a Russian satellite full of geckos -- (possibly) having sex -- is floating around in space -- and mission…

NASA has no money for big rockets
NASA has no money for big rockets

NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of…

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